Mountain Motion

Winter climbing and ice climbing courses across Scotland, Ben nevis, Glencoe and the Skye Cuillin ridge

Scottish winter climbing 2018

Scottish winter climbing courses

Winter climbing in Scotland is what we do best. We are local, we know the West and Northwest Highlands and Ben nevis is our home mountain! Scottish ice climbing courses, winter climbing courses, we have it all.

If you want to climb that grade V or VI, want to sort out your mixed technique, or want to start to learn to lead and look at protecting winter routes, then Mountain Motion can help you acheive all this under expert guidance. Our winter climbing courses and ice climbing courses will take your current abilities and develop them so that you can climb harder and safer in the winter. Of course if you fancy being guided up that route of a lifetime thats cool as well, just give us a call.

Winter and ice climbing courses are detailed below.

All courses assume some winter mountaineering experience and / or some summer climbing experience. Winter climbing courses and ice climbing courses vary in difficulty. If in doubt give us a call. We will advise and discuss all aspects with you. All our climbing courses work at 1:2 ratio maximum to give you the best coaching.

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General information about our Scottish winter climbing courses

Our Scottish winter climbing courses are based here in Fort William. We can help you arrange accommodation for the course. We will provide transport during the course and will pick you up in the morning and drop you off when we get off the hill. We can  provide equipment hire if required.

To book on a course we would prefer you to drop us a line or give us a ring to discuss so we can make sure you get the right course for you.

More information is available as downloads on the right of this page.

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Intro winter climbing

A five day course, aimed at getting you climbing confidently on grade II / III routes. Focusing on moving fluidly on grade II ground, placing winter protection and setting up sound belays. Stance management is also an important aspect as well as snow and avalanche awareness.

Winter 2017 - 2018 dates

18th - 22nd december 2017
15th - 20th January 2018
12th - 16th Feb 2018
26th Feb - 2nd March 2018
 
Cost: £570

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Winter leading clinic

For seconds who want to learn about taking the sharp end, or leaders who want to make sure that they lead with confidence. This focuses on rope systems. placing winter protection and getting all the pro a route has to offer as well as competent movement when leading.

Winter 2017 - 2018 dates

2nd - 4th Feb
2nd - 4th March
Other dates on request

Cost: £350

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Push your grade

A three day course, this is a personally focused clinic. We will get you climbing faster and harder, looking at your technique and equipment. This may involve secondinghard routes or work-shopping mixed or ice problems. Some leading may be involved.

Winter 2017 - 2018 dates

20th - 22nd Feb 2018

Other dates on request

Cost: £350

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Torque and turf

A three day course. Mixed climbing! What's it all about? Whether you want to develop this side of your game or front pointing on wee bits of iced up rock is all new to you. We will focus on the techniques involved in tackling hard routes. Gain a new way of looking at how to use your tools!

Winter 2017 - 2018 dates

28th Feb - 2nd March 2018

other dates on request

Cost: £350

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Ice is nice

A three day course. Steep ice, that's what this is all about. How to place gear, rig belays and move confidently. Also looking at how to modify your own gear so ice becomes a joy and not a struggle.

Winter 2017 - 2018 dates 

26th - 28th Feb

19th - 21st March

other dates on request

Cost: £350

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Ben Nevis CIC hut week

A weeks course, Sunday eve through to Friday afternoon.

The North face of Ben nevis in March. Dripping with some of the best ice routes in the world, and ists all on our doorstep. Looking at technique on steep ice, but firmly focusde on climbing some of the classics, part teaching, part guiding. A fabulous experience. See the additional info at the top of this page about this years special week with a french twist!!

We will stay in the CIC hut nestled at the foot of the North Face. Hut fee's are included. Contact Richard for details

Winter 2017 - 2018 dates

11th - 16th march 2018
18th - 23rd March 2018
 
Cost: £780

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